No. 3 Stanford Wins Midweek Battle With No. 11 William & Mary

March 4, 2003

Stanford, Calif. - The third-ranked Stanford women's tennis team won the doubles point and four of the six singles matches en route to a 5-2 defeat over visiting No. 11 William & Mary on Tuesday afternoon at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium. The Cardinal stand at 8-1 on the season, while the Tribe fall to 9-4.

William & Mary struck first, picking up a win at the No. 1 doubles spot. Stanford's top-ranked doubles team of Lauren Barnikow (Woodbridge, NJ) and Erin Burdette (Jackson, GA) were handed their first loss in dual play, 8-5 by Kate Boomershine and Candice Fuchs. The Cardinal recovered and won at No. 2 and 3 to claim the doubles point.

Alice Barnes (Cambridge, UK) and Barnikow made quick work of their opponents at No. 4 and No. 2, for the 3-0 Stanford advantage. Barnes moved to a perfect 9-0 in dual competition with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Boomershine, while Barnikow defeated Nina Kamp 6-3, 6-1.

The Tribe came back to win at No. 3 in straight sets, but Emilia Anderson (Cincinnati, OH) clinched the team win with a 3-6, 6-1, 6-1 victory at No. 4 over Lena Sherbakov. Amber Liu (La Mesa, CA) picked up a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 win at the top singles spot to take a 5-1 advantage. Amy Wei won the final match for the Tribe at No. 6, 6-2, 5-7, 3-6 over Stanford's Story Tweedie-Yates (Redmond, WA) to fall 5-2.

Stanford will stay at home this weekend to host Arizona State and Arizona on Friday and Saturday. Matches will begin at 1:30 p.m. against the Sun Devils and 12 p.m. versus the Wildcats.

No. 3 Stanford 5, No. 11 William & Mary 2

Doubles
#1. Kate Boomershine/Candice (WM) def. Lauren Barnikow / Erin Burdette (STAN) -- 8-5
#2. Alice Barnes / Amber Liu (STAN) def. Megan Muth/Lena Sherbakov (WM) -- 8-4
#3. Emilia Anderson / Story Tweedie-Yates (STAN) def. Kari Olsen/Lingda (WM) -- 8-6

Singles
#1. Amber Liu (STAN) def. Candice Fuchs (WM) -- 6-2, 4-6, 6-4
#2. Lauren Barnikow (STAN) def. Nina Kamp (WM) -- 6-3, 6-1
#3. Megan Muth (WM) def. Erin Burdette (STAN) -- 7-6, 6-4
#4. Alice Barnes (STAN) def. Kate Boomershine (WM) -- 6-2, 6-1
#5. Emilia Anderson (STAN) def. Lena Sherbakov (WM) -- 3-6, 6-1, 6-1
#6. Amy Wei (WM) def. Story Tweedie-Yates (STAN) -- 2-6, 7-5, 6-3

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